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“New Era of Sri Lankan Cinema” – A strategic idea to develop Cinema in Sri Lanka

07 Mar 2013 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

I have discussed cinema in various forums. I have talked about artistry of cinema, the cinematic content, its form and narrative style, the philosophy behind the art of moving image etc. Today, however, my focus will be different. I will limit myself to the discussion on cinema as an industry and its future prospects. This […]

Handagama’s Ini Avan: Value life without prejudices or biases – Article featured in The Financial Times

15 Jan 2013 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

Economists have worked hard to give a value to life. They have created a new branch of economics called ‘social economics’ – a way to look at economic issues by using apparatuses available in sociology – to examine the issue. They have failed because the assessment of the value of life cannot be done objectively […]

‘Ini-Avan’ : To break barriers of cinema at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

27 Dec 2012 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

Asoka Handagama’s latest direction ‘Ini-Avan’ (Him, Here, After), a Tamil language Sri Lankan film is to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) from September 6 onwards. Handagama’s film ‘Ini-Avan’ been an official selection, will be screened at Contemporary World Cinema section in this year’s programme. Ini- Avan is one of the five […]

Ini Avan in theaters in December 21st

06 Dec 2012 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

I’m thrilled to announce my new Tamil movie (with english subtitles) will be in theaters islandwide from 21st of December 2012. Here’s the trailer to catch a glimpse…  

Ini Avan film review on Virakesari

02 Dec 2012 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

Tamil newspaper Virakesari’s take on my new movie. Click below to read. (please note the review is in Tamil language)

YA Tv Interviews Asoka

19 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

Ini Avan Review – Tamil Canadian Online

12 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

…The film is slow, quiet, and elegantly framed, with long tracking shots of Avan riding his bicycle along dirt roads lined with palmyra trees, or through arid, windswept fields. People say little, and when they speak they use simple language that floats on the surface of their meaning. At the end of the TIFF premiere […]

Eyeofthecyclone Interview with Ashoka Handagama on his Movie, Ini Avan

04 Nov 2012 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

Q: What prompted you to make a Tamil language film? A : I have been visiting the Jaffna peninsula regularly ever since the war ended. Even before that, during the ceasefire, I made several trips there to make friends with the people and be in touch with their lives. One of my friends suggested I […]

“Ini Avan” Screening at 25th Tokyo International Film Festival

27 Oct 2012 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

Two screenings of the movie at the Tokyo International Film Festival. TOHO CINEMAS ROPPONGI HILLS SCREEN3 10/26 17:20 – 19:40 (110min.) Cinemart Roppongi SCREEN1 10/28 16:00 – 18:20 (110min.) find out more…


13 Sep 2012 / 0 Comments / in Latest News

By Priyaa Ghosh Lecturer on Film Studies, University of Kolkata, India It was over  a casual conversation  that I had broached the name of Asoka Handagama to a Sri Lankan friend of mine and I still remember the awe on my friend’s face, gaping at me who asked, “have you really seen his films?” followed […]